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Best Advocate for Immigrant Rights

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Best Advocate for Immigrant Rights BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Liliana Bakhtiari
When thinking of an advocate, Liliana Bakhtiari embodies the definition. The Muslim daughter of Iranian immigrants, she has dedicated her life to helping those in Atlanta, and in other countries, looking for a better life. She's raised money for Cambodian refugees and has traveled the world to gathermore...

When thinking of an advocate, Liliana Bakhtiari embodies the definition. The Muslim daughter of Iranian immigrants, she has dedicated her life to helping those in Atlanta, and in other countries, looking for a better life. She's raised money for Cambodian refugees and has traveled the world to gather stories from survivors of genocide and sex trafficking. Once she returned to ATL, she resumed working with refugees, as well as becoming active in homeless outreach, local arts advocacy, and women's health programs. In August she purchased a school bus to assist in community based projects and for living and working on the go. She's also taking it a step further running for District 5 of Atlanta City Council.

Photo courtesy of Michael Schwarz

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